Since 2002, U.S. EPA has supported implementation of the Exchange Network through the Exchange Network Grant Program, which provides funding for states, tribes, and territories. For complete official information, visit EPA’s Exchange Network Grants website.
FY 2022 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Exchange Network (EN) Grant Program application period is now closed. Applications were due to EPA by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Sunday, May 1st, 2022. For reference purposes, you can find links to the Solicitation Notice (SN) and additional guidance tools on the EPA EN Grant Program website.
EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions around August 2022, and tentatively plans to issue awards by October 2022. EPA expects to award 20-30 grants of up to $400,000 each, totaling approximately $8,000,000 in FY22. Most awards will be in the $50,000 to $200,000 range. The exact number of grants will depend on the number of applications submitted to EPA by the application deadline, the amounts of proposed project budgets, and the quality of proposals.
In support of the FY 2022 Exchange Network (EN) Grant cycle, the EPA hosted two general Solicitation Notice Applicant Webinars (on April 6th and April 11th) and one tribal Solicitation Notice Applicant Webinar (on April 13th). Each of these webinars covered the following topics: a brief overview of the EN Grants Program and FY 2022 timeline, notable changes from FY 2021, an overview of applicant resources and guidance materials (including a detailed project budget overview), and common mistakes to avoid. The slide deck from the webinars is available on EPA’s EN Grant Program Website.
Additionally, each session had a question-and-answer session with participants. Questions answered during this portion of the webinars were added to the General FAQs located on EPA’s EN Grant Program Website.
Previous Grant Recipients
Information on previous Exchange Network grant awards is available at http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/previous-exchange-network-grant-projects.
Exchange Network Grants Program Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Email: ENGrantProgram [at] epa.gov